Book Review: Jem by Michelle Abbott @MichelleAbbott4

About The AuthorMICHELLE

Michelle Abbott lives in the UK and hates describing herself in 3rd person.

She loves to write new adult romance about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl.

She’s an avid reader of romance, is addicted to coffee and loves wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits 🙂 She spends way too much time online when she should be writing. She collects teddy bears and occasionally knits a couple of rows on a sweater she started years ago, which she may eventually finish in time to wear for her funeral 🙂

Visit her website: http://www.michelleabbott.com
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About The Book

MICHELLE.ABBOTT-JEMTwo injured, stubborn souls meet unexpectedly. Will they save each other from their demons or have they been too damaged for too long to see past the pain?

Growing up, all Jem knew was hatred and the pain from his father’s fists. Taunted by the kids at school, he was alone, until a girl with carrot coloured hair sat next to him.

She smiled.
She listened.
She cared.

She was his angel, and he knew he’d love her forever. But Jem’s father hurts him in a way he never expected by taking him away from her.

Now eighteen, scarred inside and out, Jem trusts no one and has worked hard to ensure he’ll never be helpless again. But then he runs into his angel. The only problem is she doesn’t recognize him. Jem needs her to remember him, to show him that their time together meant to her what it did to him. For once in his life he wants to have mattered to someone, to her.

Devon is attracted to the muscular, tattooed, pierced hottie standing by the pub quiz machine. That is, until he punches a guy clean across the bar for daring to touch him. She’s had her fill of violent men and intends to avoid this one at all costs.

This is a standalone, new adult contemporary romance. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

My Review

Two tortured souls reunite

Jem was born into a world of abuse while Devon has a charmed childhood with loving parents. Devon’s abuse came later at the hands of a boyfriend.

Enjoyable romantic story about two childhood friends who reunite as adults and become much more. The story is well-written with flawed but lovable characters. Jem is definitely a tortured alpha male with a tendency toward violence to protect those he loves. Devon is running from a violent relationship. She doesn’t recognize Jem but he recognizes her as his Angel who tried to protect him before they were separated by circumstances. When she first sees him, she’s attracted to him but immediately fears his violent tendencies. One thing that I had trouble with is that she waits so long to ask him his name, even agrees to go out on a date with him without asking his name.

I enjoyed this excellent story and would recommend it to all who love a good romantic read.

Purchase your copy of Jem today!

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